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It’s the first of November and you know what that means – it’s NaNoWriMo time!

AKA my favourite time of the year.

This year, as you may know, I’m writing a novel with the working title TEA AND SCONES AND DROPBEARS.

tea and scones and dropbears

It’s going to be great fun.

So here’s what you need to know about Snazzy Snippets if you’re new here:

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What is Snazzy Snippets for?

It’s an opportunity for writers! Every two months, we post a prompt or question for you to share a snippet of less than 500 words. It’s designed to let you have fun, analyse your work on a smaller level, or just write something to join in. If you’re not a writer, or aren’t working on anything, don’t go back up the rabbit hole just yet. Read everyone’s wonderful snippets on the linky!

Who are you guys, anyway?

Me (Emily): I’m an Australian blogger and writer. I mainly write contemporary YA fiction. Since I’m always sharing snippets of my writing on Twitter and my blog, I wanted to give others a chance to!

Alyssa: I’m a Hong Kong blogger and YA writer. I write diverse and empowered girls in worlds of magic, madness and murder. I post monthly #WatchMeWrite videos on my blog, and I love to read other online writers’ works. So here we are!

Who can participate and what can I post?

Post anything, so long as it pertains to the prompt/question and is under 500 words! (We won’t kill you if it’s a bit over, of course, but we may frown.) It can be something you wrote at 3 AM the night before or a passage you’ve been slaving over for months. And of course, it has to be your own writing. Plagiarism isn’t snazzy.

I have the BEST idea for a snippet prompt/question.

Wonderful! Tweet or email Emily (@theloonytuney, emily.mead3[at]live.com.au) or Alyssa (@AlyssaC_HK, alyssa.carlier[at]gmail.com), and we’ll do our best to include your idea in a future Snazzy Snippets post!

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And here are this week’s prompts:

[alert] 1. A snippet without dialogue [/alert]
[alert] 2. A snippet featuring a friend/family member of your protagonist. [/alert]
[alert] 3. A snippet that took FOREVER to write. [/alert]

Good luck NaNoWriMo-ing, everyone!

I absolutely cannot WAIT to start writing. It’s going to be a lot of fun (as it always is). I don’t have any snippets to share with you yet, but rest assured I’ll be posting some throughout the month, both here and on my Twitter. Best of luck, everyone!

You can link up here: